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Cool Jobs: The Spacesuit Conservator

Lisa Young is the objects conservator at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. She discusses the challenges of preserving spacesuits as part of Federal News Radio's Cool Jobs in Government series.

Tags: Lisa Young , Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian , NASA , Cool Jobs in Government ,

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 11:16am EDT
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Kostin: New innovation center product of digital evolution

In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Gwynne Kostin, who heads the new Digital Services Innovation Center, said the goals will require each agency to "get their feet wet in this space" and show progress in making services available through the web and consolidating websites.

Tags: Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Digital Services Innovation Center , technology , mobile , OMB , Digital Management Strategy , In Depth ,

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 03:37pm EDT
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State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Tags: Camille Kelly , Universum , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , recruitment , FBI , NIH , State , DoD , NSA , NASA

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am EDT
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Navy's Ken Barrett pushes for diversity, work-life balance

Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue "people get hung up on," but he's never looked at it as meeting quotas. "It's about making heads counts, not counting heads," he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio's Federal Voices series.

Tags: Federal Voices , workforce , DoD , Navy , diversity , Ken Barrett , Emily Kopp , General Motors ,

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:34am EDT
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Retirement wave and more

Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler and Jolie Lee and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will discuss a wide range of issues affecting workers in the federal government.
May 2, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Julia Ziegler , retirement , retirement tsunami , USPS , budget battle , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 08:14pm EDT
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Feds satisfied with TSP, survey finds

Of the more than 8,200 respondents, 86 percent were satisfied with TSP, according to the survey by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:14pm EDT

Sequestration would mean 12.1 percent cut to agency spending

Agencies could see a budget cut of 12.1 percent starting Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress does not come up with an alternative to sequestration. The estimated reduction comes from a new report by the Congressional Research Service.

Tags: sequestration , Congressional Research Service , budget , Congress ,

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 05:30am EDT

House committee OKs legislation to increase feds' pension contributions

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is marking up legislation today that would increase federal employees' contributions to their pension by 5 percent over five years.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement , budget ,

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 10:24am EDT

OMB says VA should be exempt from sequestration cuts

The Veterans Affairs Department should be exempt from the automatic across-the-board cuts or sequestration laid out in last summer's Budget Control Act, according to an April 23 letter from the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: Steven Aitken , OMB , VA , budget , sequestration , GAO ,

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:45am EDT

To avoid involuntary separations, Air Force to allow employees to fill buyout-created vacancies

As part of its third round of buyouts and early outs, the Air Force is allowing workers who may see their position go away be transferred to a buyout-created position.

Tags: Michelle LoweSolis , Air Force , workforce , budget ,

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:09pm EDT
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